Apice: The Last Ropemakers

Jesus Maria Sanchez is one of the last Colombian Cabuyeros- farmers who grow and harvest the Cabuya, or Sisal plant, whose extracted fibers have long been the basis of traditional rope making. Marta Nelly Ramirez is one of the last artesanal rope and lariat makers, braiding the sisal fibers sourced from farmers like Jesus Maria into beautiful and strong working works of art.  A first film from the Colombian filmmaking team of María Camila Gómez and Andrés Felipe Corredor, it weaves beautiful images of the Colombian countryside with poignant words from these last of the ropemakers.